The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
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Any graduate from TMC’s undergraduate Biblical
Counseling major is immediately eligible for four
(4) credits of advanced standing in the program.
The department also reserves the privilege to award
fourteen (14) credits of advanced standing in the
program based upon an evaluation of previous
study and experience. Students awarded “Advanced
Standing” will be waived credits on selected program
requirements. Advanced standing is not guaranteed
and will be decided on an individual basis at the
discretion of the program Director and Biblical
Counseling Faculty Chairman.
Course Offerings in MABC
BC090 Introduction to MABC Studies
This course serves as an introduction to studies in
the M.A. in Biblical Counseling program, including
exposure to the tools and expectations of a graduate
student in the program. Through the course, students
will also complete the elements of prerequisite
courses as assigned through the admissions process.
BC501 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (2)
This course offers a general introduction to
basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical
counseling. Students will discuss what biblical
counseling is and what it involves, the role of
the counselor in biblical counseling, the different
kinds of counseling that are needed, the place of
counseling in the ministry of the church and how
biblical counseling theory and practice relate to
and differ from some of the more common secular
models and theories. Part of the course will involve
a personal improvement project in which the student
will evaluate his/her own counseling qualifications,
design a plan for improving some area of his/her life,
put that plan into action, and then evaluate his/her
progress as the course draws to a close.
BC502Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor
This course will help the student to understand the
Christlike character and functional qualities of the
discipler/counselor. The course will also provide
the environment for self-examination for present
and future growth, both in his/her personal walk
with Jesus Christ and as a skilled biblical counselor.
BC503 Methods of Biblical Change (2)
This course provides an overview of the counseling
process, presenting a comprehensive methodological
model for promoting biblical change in people. The
goal of this course is to encourage biblical thinking
and procedures in the process of helping people.
BC506 Theology and the Psychologies (2)
This course is designed to critically analyze
secular and evangelical integrationist theories of
psychotherapy in a theological context—emphasizing
the uniqueness of divine revelation for ontological
and epistemological positions and worldview. It
will probe the anthropological presuppositions of
treatment theory and seek to bring a thoroughly
biblical critique to their foundational assumptions and
methodology. Issues like theories of the subconscious,
psychoanalytic approaches to personality, establishing
norms, psychological testing, making the distinction
between the normal and abnormal, major and mood
disorders, schizophrenia, and multiple personality
disorders are among the psychological constructs
and their popular theoreticians that will be explored.
BC511 Theological Basis of Counseling (2)
This course offers a consideration of the theological
realities that form the basis of a proper approach
to counseling. Special emphasis is given to the
nature of God and of man (fallen and unfallen), a
biblical definition of the image of God, the nature
of sin, the realities of regeneration and progressive
sanctification, the concept of “the flesh” (old man/
new man), an understanding of the heart/mind as
used in Scripture, and the place of the local church
in the ministry of counseling.
BC518 Counseling from Proverbs (2)
This course is an expositional study of the book of
Proverbs with its special relevance to counseling.